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3:10 PM ET, March 6, 2012

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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
A Guide to Super Tuesday Possibilities  —  With only 10 states voting on Super Tuesday, it would be easy to dismiss it as a little wimpy compared to past years.  —  But nearly 20 percent of the delegates to the Republican convention will be chosen on Tuesday night — and the outcome …
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Josh Putnam / Frontloading HQ:
Santorum Can't Get to 1144  —  ...and neither can Gingrich.  —  FHQ has been saying since our Very Rough Estimate of the delegate counts a couple of weeks ago that Romney is the only candidate who has a chance to get there.  But, of course, I have not yet shown my work.
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
Super Wednesday: GOP establishment lays down the law to the right  —  When the rooster crows on Super Wednesday, the insider establishment that runs the GOP will lay down the law to Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and all true conservatives: It is time to unite behind the candidate …
Discussion: CNN and The Other McCain
James Hohmann / Politico:
Super Tuesday: Ron Paul's parallel campaign
Discussion: CNN
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Super Tuesday Preview: Math Trumps Momentum (The Note)
Mitt Romney / Washington Post:
How I would check Iran's nuclear ambition  —  Beginning Nov. 4, 1979 , dozens of U.S. diplomats were held hostage by Iranian Islamic revolutionaries for 444 days while America's feckless president, Jimmy Carter, fretted in the White House.  Running for the presidency against Carter the next year …
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Wall Street Journal:
Reagan Was A Sure Loser Too
Discussion: Bloomberg and Campaign 2012
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama: Want a war? Say so
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Bloomberg
Anne Penketh / Pundits Blog:
Obama's flashing red light to Netanyahu on Iran
Discussion: Politico
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Republican Policies for Iran Differ Little From Obama's
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Six More Advertisers Ditch Rush  —  The number of advertisers fleeing Rush Limbaugh continues to climb.  —  In an email release today, GEICO said, “In 2004 when Rush Limbaugh's program also carried remarks that were inappropriate, we ceased all advertising on his show.  We don't advertise there to this day.
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Axelrod: Romney gave ‘cowardly answer’ on Limbaugh controversy  —  Top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday blasted Mitt Romney, accusing him of failing to appropriately criticize radio host Rush Limbaugh for his attacks on a college student who testified before Congress.
CNN:
Stations, advertisers drop Limbaugh  —  (CNN) - A second radio station said it was dropping Rush Limbaugh's radio program Tuesday, calling the conservative host's incendiary comments last week about a law student “unacceptable.”  —  Pittsfield, Massachusetts radio station 1420 AM WBEC …
Chris Carroll / Stars & Stripes:
Women vets want Limbaugh off of AFN
rt.com:
Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US  —  Osama bin Laden (Reuters / Stringer) … The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.
Julia O'Malley / The News Tribune:
If Murkowski calls herself moderate, her votes should be too  —  Back from Washington, D.C., for the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Sen. Lisa Murkowski learned the hard way not to get between women and birth control.  She said she now regrets her support for a measure …
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Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests  —  Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.  —  Although black students made up only 18 percent of those enrolled in the schools sampled …
Ashley Parker / The Caucus:
2012 Presidential Race Is 'the Worst I've Ever Seen,' Barbara Bush Says  —  Barbara Bush, the former first lady, is back on the campaign trail — this time for Mitt Romney — and once again, she's not biting her famously sharp tongue.  —  Speaking at a conference about first ladies …
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner splits with John McCain on Syria strikes
Discussion: Business Insider
MoJo Articles:
Santorum: Single Moms Are “Breeding More Criminals”  —  EXCLUSIVE: The GOP candidate claimed in 1994 that single mothers were destroying the “fabric of the country.”  His solution?  “Kicking them in the butt.”  —  During his first US Senate campaign, Rick Santorum warned voters …
Discussion: Jezebel and Daily Kos
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Holder Explains Threat That Would Call for Killing Without Trial  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. asserted on Monday that it is lawful for the government to kill American citizens if officials deem them to be operational leaders of Al Qaeda who are planning attacks …
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The United States Department of Justice:
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at Northwestern University School of Law
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
OBAMA ALLY WON'T RELEASE ALINSKY TAPE  —  Sources inform Breitbart.com today that Pam Dickler, director of the 1998 production of The Love Song of Saul Alinsky in Chicago that included a panel discussion featuring then-State Sen. Barack Obama, has a video tape of the play.  —  And she won't release it.
Annie Lowrey / Economix:
The Economic Impact of the Pill  —  The recent controversy over contraception and health insurance has focused on who should pay for the pill.  But there is a wealth of economic evidence about the value of the pill - to taxpayers, as my colleague Motoko Rich writes, as well as to women in general.
David Giambusso / New Jersey Online:
U.S. Representative Donald Payne dead at 77  —  U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the dean of New Jersey's congressional delegation, died after a months-long battle with colon cancer today, according to three sources close to the Payne family.  The longtime politician was 77.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC's Chuck Todd on the geographic bias  —  In a recent conversation on matters mostly but not altogether unrelated, NBC News political director and White House correspondent Chuck Todd argued that the partisan nature of our national discourse is driven by geographic — rather than ideological — biases:
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Romney Rebounds Among Conservatives, But GOP Contenders All Stay Underwater  —  Mitt Romney's rebounded among strong conservatives since his wins in the Michigan and Arizona primaries, potentially bolstering his prospects in the race for the Republican nomination.
 
 
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Sheila Marikar / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics, ‘Hate Speech’
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RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Romney: “I'm Not Going To Say Outrageous Things About The President”
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Rediscovery of Character  —  The obituaries for James Q. Wilson …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Economist's View
Rachel Quigley / Daily Mail:
‘He is a pathologically immature sex predator’: Therapist slams IT teacher, 41, who left …
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Sen. Jim DeMint: Romneycare is an Unjust Law
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Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Gingrich mocks Obama's algae energy comments as ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’
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Fanning the Flames of Class Warfare
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Cato Institute Caught in Rift Over Direction
David Catanese / Politico:
Angus King entrance shakes up Maine Senate race
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Why Paul Krugman Doesn't Like Us. And Vice Versa.
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Detroit Free Press:
Filmgoer takes stand on costly snacks, sues AMC Livonia theater